The hotly anticipated LTC combined Turbo and Strength session will start this Wednesday 2nd October in Mary Immaculate College. The session will run for a block of 7 weeks and cost â¬70. The session is open to fully paid up members of Limerick Triathlon Club.
Please use the Ashbourne avenue entrance to Mary I (Dock Road side), not the front entrance. The hall is in the building on the right hand side as you drive in the gate beside the pitch. Park your car in one of the free car parks straight ahead and walk back down to the hall with your bike and turbo. There are glass doors on ground level facing the pitch, this is the entrance to the hall.
What to bring:
Your bike, your turbo, plenty of water, a training towel, clothing for turbo, clothing for S&C including runners, â¬70, your membership card, enthusiasm and an open mind. Please make sure you have eaten something before coming, this is a long session and you will need some carbs on board. Can you also make sure you clean your bike the night before, every week, to keep the hall as clean as possible.
First up will be the turbo session coached by top cyclist and now top bike coach Vinnie Gleeson. Vinnie had a hugely successful career as a cyclist most notably in time trialling. So this augers well for us triathletes being time trial specialists. Underneath a biography on Vinnie. The goal of the session will be to focus on base level training for this block being pre Christmas. We need to build a good foundation for the season ahead so now is the time to do it.
After the turbo its straight off the bike and into the Strength and Conditioning session coached by Kevin Grant. Kevin is a former decathlete and qualified coach / coaching tutor. Kevin has been working with Athletics Ireland for the last 10 years and has a huge amount of experience in S&C. The session, which will form a type of brick, will start initially with running drills, then into some body circuits, core work and finishing with flexibility. The goal of this session is to get your body used to doing something straight off the bike while also getting the added benefit of improved running form to help your run speed and strength for injury prevention. Bio on Kevin underneath.
Please arrive from 6.30pm to assist with getting registration complete. The session will start each week at 6.55pm sharp.
Vinnie has been involved with bikes all his life. It started out in his Dad’s bike shop and he has been road racing and time trialling since he was 10 years old. He competed as a 1st category rider for 12 years and raced on Irish, Munster and Connaught teams. He started and finished the RÃ¡s 8 times, is a Level 1 cycling coach and has worked with local cyclists for the past 8 years. His range of expertise extends to the following:
Â· Equipment – choosing bikes, frames, wheels, gears and clothes
Position – measuring the cyclist and their bike. Assess position, cranks and cleats.
Riding Skills – pedalling, climbing, sprinting and descending techniques.
Tactics – for any race – long or short.
Preparation – training, psychology and nutrition.
Rest – recovery and staying healthy.
Kevin’s background is in athletics. In his competing days he took part in decathlon and competed nationally and internationally. He has a number of national titles. He is qualified by Coaching Ireland as a level 2 tutor and has worked for Athletics Ireland for the last 10 years as a coaching tutor. He coaches his own group of athletes at the school where he teaches and also at regional squad seasons for Munster Athletics.